Christian Bale is a Small Steps Project Donor, who has kindly signed and donated his shoes to the 2014 Celebrity Shoe Auction, to raise funds for children living on rubbish dumps around the world. Continue reading
Mr. Bale’s PR just confirmed that he’s actually signing the following letter:
My heart sank when I heard the news about the shooting two years ago in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. It was opening day of The Dark Knight Rises and 12 people had just been shot and killed at a midnight showing — 58 wounded.
The only thing I could think to do was go to Aurora. I visited the survivors and family members in the hospital.
One of the amazing survivors of the shooting I met was Steve Barton — a guy who just happened to be passing through on a cross-country bike trip when he stopped to go to the movies with friends.
Tomorrow marks two years since the Aurora shooting. Click here to watch Steve’s moving story and then share it with your family and friends to mark this somber anniversary.
After the shooting, Steve focused his incredible talents on fighting for public safety measures that will prevent others’ lives from being affected by gun violence like his was. I’m inspired by his resilience and dedication.
The fact is, there’s a lot more we can do to cut down on gun violence. After the Aurora shooting, Colorado passed a strong law that has already blocked criminals from easily buying guns without a background check.
But making that kind of progress in other states or at the federal level is going to require elected officials with the backbone to act. That’s why it’s so important to support local, state and federal candidates who will push for common-sense gun laws.
On this sad anniversary, let’s all recommit ourselves to turning tragedy into meaning.
Watch Steve’s powerful message now and then spread the word:
It’s an honor to stand with Steve, with you and with all Americans fighting to reduce gun violence.
Back in January when Mr. Brian Chulik emailed me to help him contact Mr. Bale, I was really touched by Jeanne’s story, but also it was of no surprise to me and my friend Sheila (www.christianbalefans.com) that Mr. Bale actually called Jeanne a few days after we sent him the email (Brian let me know on Valentine’s day that the contact was made, and Jeanne was really happy!). Yesterday, Brian released a video on YouTube, which I’m sharing with you today. There, apart from their conversation, you can read about Jeanne’s story in the video description. I wish to thank again (publicly now, since a video is out) Mr. Bale and his lovely team. It’s a great thing to give hope to someone that inspires us all with her strength and positive attitude towards life. Brian and Jeanne, many greetings from Athens!
From Madame Tussauds’ website: […] “With the Oscars just days away what a great time to be unveiling one of the British nominees here at Madame Tussauds London,” commented PR Manager, Nicole Fenner. “Whether he wins or not on Sunday, Christian Bale is one of the UK’s most successful international actors with an impressive haul of awards already under his belt, including an Oscar and Golden Globe. There’s no doubt he deserves his place here and with his profile sky high after such a stand out role in American Hustle he’s certainly at the top of this game. We know fans will love meeting him,” Nicole added.
Bale’s figure took a team of 20 talented sculptors and artists four months to create at a cost of £150,000. […]